#ElvisPresley 'checked himself into hospital' to get away from the limelight

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Elvis Presley tragically died on August 16, 1977, from a cardiac arrest whilst at his home, Graceland, in Memphis, Tennessee. Over his almost 30-year career at the time, Elvis had become a household name. He was arguably one of the most popular musicians on the planet, and could certainly never go anywhere without being noticed. It has since been revealed that this bothered him somewhat.

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In 2018 Elvis’ ex-wife Priscilla Presley spoke up about her late ex-husband, and detailed how he dealt with fame.

In particular, she revealed some techniques of how he would get away from the limelight and the press when things got a little too much for him.

Firstly, the star indulged in drugs to escape some of the “craziness” behind his always-moving life.

But Priscilla also explained how he would voluntarily go to the hospital to settle himself down.

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Priscilla explained: “He would sometimes check himself into the hospital because he wanted to get away from everyone.”

Going on to justify the King’s actions, she added: “He didn’t want the demands, he didn’t want the phone calls.”

It is easy to see why Elvis may have done this, as he

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